There are 100 reasons why this won't work and I am astounded that the idea has even been entertained.
The content will be poor, there's no demand for it, it's failed in Manchester... even a big network like ITV couldn't turn a profit operating numerous outdated regions, and they want to do even less regional stuff.
It's an utterly, utterly stupid idea.
Hunt has even admitted that the quality will be ****.
seven out of 10 adults feel localness of stories is more important than them being professionally produced.